Plants of the Week – March 7

Plants of the Week – March 7

Snow crocus corner of Elm and Walnut (1) JWCCrocus tommasinianus, blooming on the corner of Elm and Walnut, are great early spring bulbs because they naturalize in the lawn: blooming, and then going dormant as the lawn begins to grow. photo credit: J. Coceano

Jasminum nudiflorum Pearson cont (5) JWCJasminum nudiflorum is an arching shrub whose habit is perfect for slopes, atop a stone wall, or spilling over a containers edge as seen here in front of Pearson Hall.    photo credit: J. Coceano

Zanthoxylum simulans (6) JWCZanthoxylum simulans, near the Falkner Tennis Courts, is also known as Flatspine Prickly-ash.  The small tree, averaging 15-20 feet, is known for its spines on both branches and stems. photo credit: J. Coceano

Ilex x koehneana 'Ajax' (1) JWCIlex x koehneana ‘Ajax’ is a fast-growing, pyramidal holly introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum.   This holly, growing at the entrance to the James R. Frorer Holly Collection, shows no sign of winter damage and bears uniform lanceolate leaves. photo credit: J. Coceano

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